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Rapper Troy Avenue Arrested in Fatal Shooting at T.I. Concert

UPDATED: Rapper Roland Collins, who records by the name Troy Avenue, has charged in connection to a shooting at a T.I. concert Wednesday night that left one dead and three wounded.

Collins was charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon, the NYPD announced on Thursday. The NYPD released a video of the shooting on its Twitter account.

(Warning: Some may find the following video disturbing.)

Collins was previously revealed to have been injured in the incident. Police said that a fistfight broke out on the upper floor of the concert hall, spilling over to a VIP area where shots ran out at about 10:15 p.m.

T.I. was not yet on stage when shots broke out, and is said to have been in another part of the building. Rappers Maino and Uncle Marda were performing at the time.

The person who was fatally shot has been identified as Ronald McPhatter, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said at a Thursday press conference.

Along with Avenue, others who were wounded were a 26-year-old woman, was shot in the leg, and a bystander who was struck by a bullet that pierced through the floor as he stood on the floor below. Both are expected to survive.

Videos posted on social media appear to capture the chaotic scene after shots rang out.

This is not the first time gun violence has broken out at a concert where T.I. was scheduled to perform. In 2006, a gun battle broke out at a party after a concert where T.I. performed near Cincinnati, killing a member of his entourage. Two people sustained gun wounds last March in a nightclub in Charlotte. N.C., where he was set to perform.

T.I. posted a message about the shooting on his Instagram on Thursday. “My heart is heavy today,” he wrote.

Rest In Peace Bro. God bless.

A post shared by TIP (@troubleman31) on

T.I., who was sentenced to 11 months in prison on federal gun charges in 2010, did not appear to play a part in Wednesday night’s shooting, say police.

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